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I made a silly hat for my youngest sister Katie. She is eight years old and enjoys unusual clothing, so I think this will suit her nicely. It’s a Christmas gift, so I have a long time to wait before I know how she likes it. It seems really early for Christmas knitting, but if last year was any indication I’m going to be glad I started early. Having a baby in November is going to effectively prevent any kind of last-minute Christmas knitting and I’m going to have a toddler to chase around as well. I’m getting tired just thinking about it…
I used Knit Picks Comfy Bulky in Marlin and I was very impressed by it. It is super-soft and satisfyingly squishy. The pattern is from Interweave Knits Fall ’07 and it’s called the “Nomad Hat.” The name seems odd to me. I can’t figure out in what way it is nomadic…
I have been making these lovely socks (a Christmas present for someone whose name shall not be revealed) for some time now. They have been my “waiting socks,” the ones I knit when I just need something to do with my hands. The pattern is “Mock Croc Socks” from Knitpicks. I’ve made it once before and it’s great.
So, anyway, I had this strange dream last night that was about to start turning the heel on the second sock when I had to set it down for a minute. While I was gone, some stranger walked up and CUT the foot off the first sock, leaving just the cuff. Needless to say, I was infuriated and spent the rest of the dream hunting the evil person that destroyed my sock. When I awoke I was still kind of mad. But the socks are safe and all is well.
Some other goings-on around here (click for the bigger size):
Baby knitting for the new baby… You can tell I’m hoping for a boy!
Easter knitting for Edda
Doughnut making (and eating, let’s not forget eating. mmmmm.)
Whew. I think I covered most of it. There’s been sewing, but I’ll have to show that off later. I hope you all had a lovely Easter! I know we did. (Although my crazy brain and me forgot to take a picture of Edda in her Easter dress that my mom lovingly sewed for her!)
Next time, recipes!